I thought once there were replies it was not up to the thread starter if a thread was removed
That's generally true unless other posts also require deleting at which point it becomes apparent that the topic is going to keep tempting people to be uncivil even though some people are handling it okay.
Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.
"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower
"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase